I had the very wonderful opportunity to speak at Wisconsin Focus On Energy's Energy Efficient Computing Summit in Madison last week, covering what is happening in the IT industry, and energy efficiency for power delivery and conditioning, and cooling systems. I also tried my best to present the compelling case for driving towards better management of IT infrastructure with regard to energy use.
Geoff Overland of FOE ably covered IT energy efficiency opportunities, and we were both spelled by a half-dozen case studies presented by customers who have participated in FOE programs.
The FOE staff did an outstanding job organizing this event, held at the Fluno Center (wonderful conference center), and drawing just over a hundred well-informed attendees.
I'm told that the feedback on the program was good enough to warrant two additional "shows" in Wisconsin, scheduled for the second week of November.
By the way, I said it at the event and truly believe it: Wisconsin Focus On Energy is running one of the top five utility IT energy efficiency program portfolios in the country, drawing great customer interest and racking up lots of energy savings.